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Diabetes, Heart Problems And Redundant Imaging Scans Are Among Johns Hopkins-Led Performance Improvement Topics on 'High-Value Care'

Newswise imageExperts from 80 medical centers in the U.S., Canada and Norway will convene Nov. 15-17 in Baltimore, Maryland, to share best practices and performance improvement initiatives designed to reduce unnecessary tests, treatments and procedures and improve the overall value of health care.

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Intermittent Fasting Increases Longevity in Cardiac Catheterization Patients

Newswise imageIn a new study by researchers at the Intermountain Healthcare Heart Institute in Salt Lake City, researchers have found that cardiac catheterization patients who practiced regular intermittent fasting lived longer than patients who don't.

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Early Diagnosis of Pregnancy-Associated Heart Disease Linked to Significantly Better Outcomes

Women who are diagnosed with peripartum cardiomyopathy (PPCM) during late pregnancy or within a month following delivery are more likely to experience restored cardiac function and improved outcomes compared to those who are diagnosed later in the postpartum period.

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Experimental cholesterol-lowering drug effective at lowering bad cholesterol, study shows

Twice-yearly injections of an experimental cholesterol-lowering drug, inclisiran, were effective at reducing low-density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol, often called bad cholesterol, in patients already taking the maximum dose of statin drugs, according to data of the ORION-10 trial presented Saturday, Nov. 16, at the American Heart Association's Scientific Sessions 2019.

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Faculty from Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center's CardioVascular Institute and Colleagues Presenting New Advances and Research at American Heart Association Scientific Sessions

Faculty from Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center's (BIDMC) CardioVascular Institute and colleagues will be presenting new advances and research at the 2019 American Heart Association (AHA) Scientific Sessions.

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How HIV Infection May Raise The Risk For Sudden Cardiac Death: New Study Sheds Light

Newswise imageThe success of antiretroviral therapies has extended the lives of people living with HIV, long enough for other chronic health conditions to emerge, including a recently documented uptick in sudden death.

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"Nudging" Heart Patients to Take Their Statins Leads to Better Medication Adherence and Better Patient Outcomes

Newswise image In a new study presented to heart specialists from around the world, researchers at the Intermountain Healthcare Heart Institute in Salt Lake City found that simple "nudges" in the form of texts, emails and phone calls, not only help patients fill that first statin prescription, but also continue to help them take their medications over the long term.

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How cells decide when to accept extracellular packages

Endocytosis, a fundamental process that cells use to take in macromolecules, functions a lot like an airlock on a spaceship - but squishier, says Dr. Gunther Hollopeter, assistant professor of molecular medicine at the Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine.

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Artificial Intelligence Tool Predicts Life Expectancy in Heart Failure Patients

Newswise imageResearchers at University of California San Diego School of Medicine, as well as a diverse team of cardiologists and physicists, developed a machine learning algorithm to predict the life expectancy in heart failure patients.

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